Volunteering adds £4.6bn to UK economy each year, researchers estimate

Volunteering in professional and managerial positions in the UK produces £4.6bn-worth of productivity gains each year, £4,551 per volunteer, according to a new report.

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Civil Society writes:

… Pro Bono Economics (PBE) and Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) surveyed 1,000 unemployed adults and found that 68% would be interested in supported volunteering opportunities to prepare them for finding work.

Jansev Jemal, director of research and policy at PBE, said: “… It is really important that we keep building a growing body of evidence to demonstrate its true value and use it to strengthen the relationship between government and the sector…”

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